I’m travelling on KL flight 0421 from Amsterdam to Muscat. This flight stops in Dammam en route for 45 mins ... I do not believe you get off the plane.

I am presuming I won’t need a Saudi transit visa for this but can somebody please confirm?

  • Could you please state your citizenship, as this is often relevant for visas.
    – CMaster
    Commented Mar 6, 2019 at 11:06

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You do not require a Saudi transit visa for this itinerary even if you have to change planes.

TWOV (Transit Without Visa):

Passengers transiting through Dammam (DMM), Jeddah (JED) or Riyadh (RUH) with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country within 12 hours. They must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination. Only one transit stop-over in Saudi Arabia is permitted.

Source: Timatic via Emirates

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    +1, but why would they need a visa on the way back? Commented Mar 6, 2019 at 7:51
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    The last sentence of their quote seems to suggest that, I also have no clue why would that be so. Or probably it means that one stop-over per leg of your ininerary. But that would then be a useless warning as most if not all scheduled stopovers are 1 per country. Commented Mar 6, 2019 at 7:53
  • @jpatokal I think it means in the same flight, so no domestic connection as you'd need to go through immigration then and need a visa.
    – BritishSam
    Commented Mar 6, 2019 at 10:50
  • @BritishSam every airside transit means that. Then why does Saudi Arabia have such a note for a single transit only? Commented Mar 6, 2019 at 13:32
  • Well what does it mean, only one ever? In a year? This is what airline staff use to see if someone is allowed on a flight, they'd see they only have one stop in SA on that flight so the customer may board?
    – BritishSam
    Commented Mar 6, 2019 at 14:10

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